Archive: 08/4/2011

Polymer's hunt for nicotine

Newly synthesized polymer, fitted with molecular pincers of carefully tailored structure, effectively captures nicotine molecules and its analogues. The polymer can be used for fabrication of sensitive and selective chemical ...

dateAug 04, 2011 in Polymers
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Biocontrol of sweetpotato weevils

The warm humid conditions of the tropics make it tough for farmers to keep their crops pest free. For sweetpotato growers in Micronesia, the sweetpotato weevil seems to defy efforts to control its population. ...

dateAug 04, 2011 in Ecology
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More precise method of nanopatterning

“A nanoimprint method has already been achieved in nanopatterning with a high resolution using negative type photoresist,” Kosei Ueno tells PhysOrg.com. Ueno is a scientist at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan, ...

dateAug 04, 2011 in Nanophysics feature
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Hand Robot - a revolution of stroke therapy

Jointly developed by Dr Raymond Tong Kai-yu, Associate Professor of the Department of Health Technology and Informatics, and the Industrial Centre, this Exoskeleton Hand Robotic Training Device works to recover ...

dateAug 04, 2011 in Robotics
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Female directors help to boost earnings quality

Prof. Judy Tsui, PolyU’s Vice President (International and Executive Education), Director of the Graduate School of Business and Chair Professor of Accounting, Prof. Ferdinand A. Gul, Chair Professor of Accounting and ...

dateAug 04, 2011 in Business
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Soybean aphids starting to increase

The increase in soybean aphid numbers means producers should step up scouting efforts, but they also should take caution to avoid unnecessary spraying.

dateAug 04, 2011 in Ecology
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